Epidemiology and Other Health Studies Financial Assistance Program

 

To provide financial support for research, education, conferences, communication, and other activities relating to the health of Department of Energy workers, as well as other populations potentially exposed to health hazards associated with energy production, transmission, and use.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
81.108
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Title I, Section 107, Public Law 93-438, 88 Stat. 1240, 42 U.S.C. 5817; Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-91, 42 U.S.C. 7101 ; Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Section 31, Public Law 83-703, 68 Stat. 919, 42 U.S.C. 2051;.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Colleges and universities, businesses, and nonprofit institutions may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Colleges and universities, businesses, and nonprofit institutions will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for institutions of higher education. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. A formal application by the principal investigator interested in doing the work is required. If submitted on behalf of an institution, the application should be sent through the appropriate administrative official. In the case of any competitive solicitations issued under this program, the application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the Grants.gov web-site at http://www.grants.gov/.
Award Procedure
Decisions to approve are made by the Headquarters Program Director. DOE procurement offices are then instructed to negotiate and prepare an appropriate award document.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Normally 6 months.
Appeals
From 60 to 90 days.
Renewals
From 60 to 90 days. Proposals for renewal are subject to review and acceptance by the Headquarters Office.
How are proposals selected?
The scientific and technical merit of the proposed research, appropriateness of the proposed method or approach, competency of research personnel and adequacy of proposed resources, reasonableness and appropriateness of the proposed budget, and other appropriate factors set forth in a Notice of Availability or in a specific solicitation.
How may assistance be used?
Financial support, in whole or in part, may be provided for such purposes as the salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, training costs, and services required for conducting research, training, related activities, and advanced technology projects or assessments. Restrictions on use of funds depend on award provisions. Support is provided for work in such areas as the health experience of DOE and DOE contractor workers; health experience of populations living near DOE facilities; health experience of workers exposed to toxic substances; use of biomarkers to recognize exposure to toxic substances; conduct of epidemiologic and other health studies relating to energy production, transmission, and use (including electromagnetic fields) in the United States and abroad; compilation, documentation, management, use, and analysis of data for the DOE Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource; and other systems or activities enhancing these areas, as well as other program areas as may be described by notice published in the Federal Register.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Progress/status reports detailing monthly activities are required. Expenditure reports detailing accrued costs are required. Performance shall be monitored and details provided in the monthly progress reports.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. "In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503"
Records
Recipient is expected to maintain records required to audit or otherwise substantiate costs incurred under the grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The schedule of DOE payments is arranged at the time of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Incrementally funded unless full funding is available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Ron W. Barnes, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20585 Email: ron.barnes@hq.doe.gov Phone: (301) 903-1244.
Website Address
http://energy.gov/ehss/environment-health-safety-security
Financial Information
Account Identification
89-0224-0-1-271.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $25,136,500; FY 15 est $25,146,500; and FY 16 est $25,146,500
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$10,000 to $6,000,000. Average about $1.5 Million.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
10 CFR 602. Guidelines and current program announcements are included in application kits.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Medical Surveillance of Former Workers, Marshall Islands Medical Program, Russian Health Studies Program. Fiscal Year 2015: Medical Surveillance of Former Workers, Marshall Islands Medical Program, Russian Health Studies Program. Fiscal Year 2016: Medical Surveillance of Former Workers, Marshall Islands Medical Program, Russian Health Studies Program.

 



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